News: Beyonce Knowles-Carter Named "World's Most Beautiful Woman"

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 4:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap mogul Jay-Z has even more reasons to smile about his Grammy-winning wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter as she has been named People Magazine's "Most Beautiful Woman."

The renowned celebrity-focused magazine narrowed in on the singer's accomplishments and overall beauty after having recently welcomed a new baby daughter.

At 30, PEOPLE's 2012 World's Most Beautiful Woman has many accomplishments on her résumé, including being a 16-time Grammy winner, an actress and a style and beauty icon. But none is more important than her newest role: playing mom to daughter Blue Ivy, whom she and husband of four years, Jay-Z, welcomed in January. "I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," she says. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a sense of purpose on this earth." (People)

Not only applauded by People, Beyonce recently received a publicized accolade courtesy of First Lady Michelle Obama.

"@Beyonce Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to. -mo," she tweeted April 13th.
".@Beyonce writes a lovely letter to FLOTUS: http://OFA.BO/D4A3JK" (Michelle Obama's Twitter)

In February, Hollywood star Gwyenth Paltrow spoke on Bey's star power.

Like mother, like daughter! Gwyneth Paltrow, 39, tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Beyonce, 30, and 42-year-old Jay-Z's little daughter Blue Ivy is a star in the making! "For sure, she is going to be an entertainer," Gwyneth tells HollywoodLife.com at the Governor's Ball on Feb. 26. "She just has this glow around her like her mother." And the actress says the first-time parents are doing a great job at raising Blue. "Beyonce is doing great," Gwyneth reveals. "She's just a natural at being a mom. And Blue Ivy is stunning, she has the most beautiful eyes." (Hollywood Life)

A few months ago, Jay and Bey unveiled their newborn baby's photos.

Rapper Jay-Z and wife Beyonce unveiled highly-anticipated pictures of their new baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Friday, opting to post intimate family shots on social networking site Tumblr rather than selling them to the highest bidder. The couple posted five photos which show the newborn, already sporting a head of long black hair, being cuddled by her proud parents and capturing intimate moments of family life. (Reuters)

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